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TV Tan Ryan Tubridy reveals he spent Monday hunting for the perfect bottle of fake tan

He assured listeners that he wasn’t buying fake tan for himself ahead of The Late Late Show’s return this week but was instead helping out his daughter Ella

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Ryan Tubridy

Ryan Tubridy

Ryan Tubridy has confessed that he spent his Monday hunting for the perfect bottle of fake tan.

He assured listeners of his RTÉ Radio 1 show that he wasn’t buying fake tan to give himself a glow ahead of The Late Late Show’s return this week but was instead helping out his daughter Ella.

The 22-year-old was looking to bronze up and enlisted her broadcaster dad to help get her favourite brand of tan while she was busy working in a bar.

Speaking on air today, Tubs explained: “If you saw me running around trying to find fake tan in chemists around the shops yesterday, that was me.

“I was sent off on a mission by my eldest who is a working gal these days, working in a pub and working very hard and she said, ‘I haven't got time, could you?’ I said, ‘Sure.’

“[The shop assistant] said, ‘Which fake tan would you like?’ and I said this particular brand.

“I had to explain ‘It's not for me you know’ and they were saying ‘Oh yeah right.’

“No, it is for me, it’s for Friday night, we are back on the show on Friday night. Extra dark please would be lovely,” he joked.

Despite his best efforts, the 48-year-old failed to find the tan Ella wanted.

He said: “I was unsuccessful in my hunt despite the helpfulness of the people around the place, it just didn't work out.”

Tubs’ big confession comes after he revealed that this week’s Late Late Show will have a live studio audience for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

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He said: “We have a very, very small audience for the first time in... What was it? Forty-nine shows we did straight without an audience? 

“We're going to have about... Everything. Everything is being done to the letter of the law in terms of guidelines and what we can and cannot do. So, I think we have about... We normally would have 200 people there; I think we're going to have an audience of 28.

“Now, that to me is a whole lot better than an audience of nothing. So, I'll take 28 because as a show-off that loves attention, that'll do me fine,” he added.

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